Halloween Treats That Won't Hurt Your Braces
Posted on 10/28/2015

Halloween Treats That Won't Hurt Your Braces


Halloween is filled with fun and sweets, but it can be ghoulish when you have to schedule a visit with your orthodontist in Toronto to fix a broken bracket or wire on your braces. That’s why we at Braceland Orthodontists are here to help you understand which Halloween treats are safe to eat with braces. 

What Treats Should I Avoid?

It’s best to cut out sugars and hard foods as much as possible while wearing your Toronto braces, but indulging in the occasional sweet is understandable and acceptable. However, we encourage you to avoid sticky and hard foods, including:

  • Apples
  • Caramel
  • Chips
  • Gum
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Licorice
  • Starbursts
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls

What Treats Can I Eat? 

While the list of treats to avoid seems long, there are plenty of foods you can safely eat with your braces in Toronto. Select items that are soft and easy to chew, but not sticky. This avoids pressure on the brackets and wires. Soft treats include:

  • Bananas
  • Cake
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Cookies
  • Ice Cream
  • Jello
  • Muffins
  • Oranges
  • Pie
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt

Halloween Recipe Ideas

For those having a difficult time finding Halloween treats, you can always make your own. There are millions of ideas online, but here are a couple of our favourites:

  • Candy Corn Sugar Cookies: Just make your favourite sugar cookie dough and add this twist! Divide the dough into thirds. Place one third on the bottom of a loaf pan. Color another third with orange food coloring and press that on top of the first layer. Color the last third with yellow food coloring and press on top of the orange layer. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and cut into ¼-inch slices, then cut into wedges. Bake as per the directions for the dough.
  • Wicked Witch Cookie Hats: Using round fudge cookies, pipe a thin dot of frosting in the middle of the cookie and place a Hershey’s Kiss on top. Then pipe frosting around the Kiss and make a bow. All done!

Contact Your Toronto Orthodontist to Learn More!

For more information from your Toronto orthodontist about braces-friendly Halloween treats, contact us online or call (416) 497-2122. On behalf of all of us at Braceland Orthodontists, we hope you have a safe, spooktacular Halloween!